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The work on GITB is motivated by the increasing need to support testing of eBusiness scenarios as a means to foster standards adoption, achieve better compliance to standards and greater interoperability within and across the various industry, governmental and public sectors. Without testing, it is cumbersome to reach interoperability of eBusiness implementations and to achieve conformance with standards specifications. More advanced testing methodologies and practices are needed to cope with the relevant set of standards for realizing comprehensive eBusiness scenarios (i.e. business processes and choreography, business documents, transport and communication protocols), as well as Test Beds addressing the specific requirements of multi-partner interactions. GITB intends to increase the coordination between the manifold industry consortia and standards development organizations with the goal to increase awareness of testing in eBusiness standardization and to reduce the risk of fragmentation, duplication and conflicting eBusiness testing efforts. It thereby supports the goals of the European ICT standardization policy12 to increase the quality, coherence and consistency of ICT standards and provide active support to the implementation of ICT standards. Vision The long-term objective is to establish a shared and Global eBusiness Interoperability Test Bed (GITB) infrastructure to support conformance and interoperability testing of eBusiness Specifications and their implementation by software vendors and end-users.
||Global eBusiness Interoperability Test Bed (GITB) Phase 3: Implementation Specifications and Proof-of-Concept